I recently spent time with a friend who is ‘full on for God’!!
She had exciting stories to tell of traveling to far off lands to share the gospel, and all the wonderful ways God used her…….
I found myself thinking, wow, so have I been sidelined or what?! Where am I in the scheme of God’s great plan for mankind?
I have pondered this over the last few days, and I think it is important to seek the Lord for an answer to this question.
Life is made up of seasons and it’s really not so important what that season looks like, but what work we allow the Holy Spirit to do in us during that time that is so valuable to God.
If my attention is given to the ‘what’ then I don’t catch the ‘why’.
For me, being sidelined from the norms of life is ok if that is what the Lord needs to do, but we are never sidelined from God’s plan and purpose.
That is forever his commitment, to work to conform us to the image of His Son.
Where am I? I am in the school of the Spirit, back in the classroom for undivided attention to be given to the Teacher and the lessons He needs to teach me. I think I know what the subjects are, He makes things clear deep down I understand what changes he wants to work.
To know the season allows us, indeed compels us, to determine priorities, and to ‘eliminate and concentrate’.
I well remember my high school years and the hours I wasted in peripheral activities, and how I now wish I had been a more diligent student to gain the greater prize.
May we be those who embrace the season, not always because it is easy, but because we recognize the hand of a loving Father who is at work.